A county man and woman each face felony charges after a Texas County Sheriff’s Department investigation Tuesday (Jan. 29).

Amber D. Kirk-Seilhan, 30, of Summersville, is charged with delivery or possession of a prohibited item at a county jail (a class B felony) and possession of a controlled substance (a class D felony), and Jason R. Hall, 37, of 522 Pine St. in Cabool, is charged with hindering the prosecution of a felony and driving while revoked (both class E felonies).

According to a deputy’s report, the officer received information while on patrol about a woman who was a reported parole absconder. While traveling north on Highway 137, the deputy observed a white Pontiac Grand Prix going the opposite way that matched the description of a car the woman might be found in. As the officer turned his vehicle around, the car accelerated and was eventually out of sight around Evans Road.

The deputy reported that about an hour later, the Cabool Police Department was heard on the radio conducting a traffic stop of the vehicle at a Casey’s General Store location in Cabool. The deputy went there and observed the wanted woman — Nadatha Walker — detained by Cabool police.

The deputy then made contact with a woman in the back seat – Kirk – and asked her to get out. Kirk then reportedly said there was a purse in the back seat that contained a glass smoking pipe.

The officer located the pipe and a white substance inside it field tested positive as methamphetamine. Another pipe was found that reportedly contained marijuana.

Kirk was taken to the Texas County Jail, and upon arrival, she said had no contraband on her, according to a report. But while seated on the intake bench in the facility, Kirk reportedly took a pink pouch from under her shirt and threw it under the bench.

The deputy then found a spoon, three syringes, a mirror and razor blade in the pouch. All of the gear was seized as evidence.

Another deputy then arrived with Hall, who had been driving the Grand Prix. He said he “freaked out” when he saw the brake lights on the deputy’s vehicle engage when the two vehicles passed on Highway 137, because a woman with a warrant was inside, according to a report.

He told officers he turned down a dirt road to get away.

A computer check reportedly revealed that all three people in the car were on probation and parole.

Kirk and Hall are both held in jail on $250,000 bond. Walker also is charged with forgery; bond is $50,000.

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